Community Calendar is your weekly look into what’s coming up for the LGBTIQA+ communities in Greater Sydney and NSW! This is our post for 9 July 2021.
This post is a little different due to tightening COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney. We hope everyone is staying safe!
We invite you to read our Acknowledgement of Country developed for NAIDOC Week.
Here are some articles that have been published through NAIDOC Week:
- SBS: Our Countries cannot heal until their names are given back
- SBS: After Rupaul: how Indigenous queens are keeping drag radical
- Women with Disabilities Australia Our Site: Life is Not a Fairy Tale
- ABC: Think there’s just four seasons in a year? You’re missing out.
- ABC: Amputee Crystal Love Johnson set for stage comeback after long battle with diabetes
Here are some interesting things happening online:
- LesFlicks are streaming some short films on 9 July!
- Join the Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on 10 July to help improve articles of importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people!
- Attention uni students! The folks at Stripes University of Notre Dame Sydney are holding a game night on their Discord server on Monday 12 July.
- This International Non-Binary People’s Day, Wednesday 14 July, join Pride in Sport for a discussion of how non-binary people participate in (often highly gendered) sport.
Articles and videos
- Forcibly Displaced People’s Network: Displaced, disconnected, disregarded: the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum in Australia
- Intersex Human Rights Australia: Webinar: Brain-sex binary and the law
Paid consulting opportunities
Attention LGBTIQA+ young people! You are experts in your own experience, and these folks want to pay you for your thoughts and time:
- Youth Action NSW is looking for young people interested in providing feedback and co-designing parts of their Ask For Health project! Get more information from their Expression of Interest (DOCX), and sign up here.
- Play Safe is looking for young people to be part of their Summer Peer Education Program. Read the recruitment flyer (PDF) and job description (PDF), and apply here. Closes Sunday 11 July!
Surveys, studies and consultations
- Attention trans folks aged 18-24! Researchers from the University of New England are keen to hear from members of the trans young-adult community about their gender transition experiences from school, in an effort to highlight the positive aspects of being trans and to inspire school communities to better support the psychological wellbeing of trans and gender diverse students.
- A researcher at Curtin University wants to hear from non-binary folks aged 18+ about their experiences with GPs.
- Attention young LGBTIQA+ folks aged 16-24! Want to join an reading and writing group for queer youth? Read the flyer here (PDF) to learn more! Online sessions begin in July and will run through December.
- UnLeash is a study exploring lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s (cisgender and transgender) health and wellbeing and the relationship with smoking, drinking and using drugs.
- If you identify as LGBTIQA+ and have been in a relationship, you can give your input on intimate partner violence through this anonymous 15 min survey. You do not need to have experienced intimate partner violence to participate.
- LGBTIQ+ Health Australia wants to hear about the LGBTIQA+ community’s thoughts about and experiences with palliative care.
- The folks at Blaq, ACON and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University are looking for LGBTIQA+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people between 14 and 25 years old to fill out a survey to understand social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of people in this group. Fill out the survey here.
- ACON and UNSW are looking for gay, bisexual and queer Asian men aged 18+ to fill out the Gay Asian Men’s Survey. Available in English, Thai, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
- ACON and a number of other services around the country are looking to hear from LGBTIQA+ folks aged 18+ who have ever used an LGBTIQA+ peer-led service (that would include Twenty10).